Monday, 7 April 2014

Sunday Riley: The difference between Artemis, Juno and Isis


As soon as I posted the picture above on Instagram I was inundated with questions asking what the difference was between the 3 oils.

Here is a very quick guide:

All three are dry oil formulas and made with 100% organic cold pressed seed oils - where they differ is what oils they contain and which skin types they are for. All of the oils below however, will give you the word I'm so obsessed with at the moment: GLOW.

Juno
The original.
Juno is high in powerhouse, antioxidant-rich, superfood seed oils and the key difference from the others - and the reason I think it is so popular - is that it is completely essential oil free - and thus suitable for skin that doesn't play well with essential oils. Loaded omega 3/6/9, essential amino acids, vitamins A&C it's a natural anti-inflammatory.

Key ingredients:
  • blackberry seed oil
  • blueberry seed oil
  • cranberry seed oil
  • red raspberry seed oil
  • black cumin seed oil
  • wild carrot seed oil
  • broccoli seed oil
Skin type: All/Sensitive



Artemis
Artemis is aimed at a slightly confused skin - it is clarifying and toning and smells nicer than Juno due to the medicinal lemon ironbark and myrtle. This one is anti-inflammatory, cleansing and purifying. 

Key ingredients:
  • lemon ironbark essential oil
  • lemon myrtle essential oil
  • pink grapefruit essential oil
  • pomegranate seed oil
  • black cumin seed oil
  • milk thistle seed oil
  • flax seed oil
Skin type: Congested/Inflamed/Dull/Combination


Isis Now called Flora
Flora is your pick-me-up and back-me-up and is aimed at a slightly older skin. It includes Russian, Bulgarian and Turkish roses and is anti-wrinkle, regenerating and helps support the fatty acid content of the epidermis. Restores radiance, texture and hydration on a cellular level.

Key ingredients:
  • rose essential oil
  • palma rose essential oil
  • rose geranium essential oil
  • rosehip seed oil
  • pomegranate seed oil
  • wild carrot seed oil
  • chia seed oil
  • tomato seed oil
Skin type: Dehydrated/Fatigued/Mature (me)


All of these oils can be used over or under moisturiser or on their own.
I tend to use a couple of drops in the morning under my moisturiser if I'm wearing make-up or slightly more in the evening - either on its own or on top of my serums.


Sunday Riley is available from Sephora.com  and www.CultBeauty.com








29 comments:

  1. Hi Caroline, do you know this oil Sponge Ladi Avokanto ?? How would you do compare it to Sunday Riley's oils? Maybe the Juno one, since it is more a "general" oil. Thanks!!

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  2. Hi Caroline,

    I know this is not strictly relevant to this post, but I had a couple of questions regarding the application of products. I was wondering how long I should allow a product to 'sink in' before applying the next one? Especially when applying exfoliating toners and hydrating toners, and serums and moisturisers/oils. Also, is it ever appropriate to mix/combine products, such a serums which offer different benefits, before applying them?

    I apologise in advance if you have addressed similar queries before, and I have overlooked this.

    Many thanks,
    Emily

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    1. Thanks Emily for asking this question. I'm dying to know the answer to Emily's question too! Thanks in advance!

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  3. Ooh I love the sound of these, particularly the latter - such great ingredients!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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  4. so i agree if you can afford more than one pair of shoes you can afford more than one cleanser/piece of skincare but could you do a post on good quality mid-priced skincare (after all, my shoes last WAY longer than my cleanser)

    re - oily skin, you've said stay away from mattifying products, can you suggest a skincare routine (and products/brands) for oily skin.

    thank ya so much!

    i await these posts :-)

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    1. Fulla - as an oily skinned girl myself - I'll leave Caroline to answer the skin question, but in hot weather, I often use a damp cotton wool pad and a small bead of Milk of Magnesia. I kid you knot - dab that onto the face and the shine disappears for hours.

      I used Eve Lom for a while but the raw ingredients are pretty cheap (mineral oils anyone) and the PRICE of EL is absurd in my view. I now use Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish with a clean facecloth every day. I use the Artemis Oil on my face at night - £60 but worth it, and add a drop to regular moisturiser in winter to protect my skin from central heating dryness. xx

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  5. I suppose the Artemis should be best if I sometimes struggle with spots? And once again, thank you for posting Caroline! As usual, your site is a gem.

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  6. So, for someone like me, a twentysomething with dehydrated and fatigued skin, would you recommend Juno or Isis?

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  7. How does it works, that the Artemis (gorgeous name btw.) is cleansing and purifying?

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  8. These look interesting.. I definitely want to try!

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  9. Caroline, have you ever come across skin that may not respond favorably to Vitamin C serum/oils? I seem to break out (badly) after I use them--have tried several different products.

    Thank you for this review. Love SR!

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  10. Ah what would we do without you!

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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  11. Thank you for this. Is it wrong for me to want ALL OF THEM??! ;)

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  12. Hi Caroline,
    How would you compare these oils to the Clarins treatment oils - Lotus, Santal, and Blue Orchid?
    I have been following your cleansing routine for a month now, and my skin has improved greatly. Thanks!

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    1. May I ask what products you use?

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  13. Dear Caroline, regarding the Vitamin A content in Juno, is it alright for use during pregnancy? Thank you!

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    1. I would also love to know this. Thanks!

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  14. Great post, thanks!!! The ISIS seems just the thing for me, as I love love love rose, and I'm slightly older than you. So expensive, sadly *sigh*
    How does it compare to the PAI rose hip oil? I'm also curious to try that.
    Thanks also for specifying how you use it, it's very helpful. I never use oil in the morning (Clarins Lotus), unless in the dead of winter, but will give it a go

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  15. Retailed price is quite expensive. Great composition though.
    www.mademoisellenature.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm pretty much obsessed with Sunday Riley these days. I have samples of both Juno and Artemis and am torn about which to get. Although it will most likely be Juno, since I also have the Clarins Lotus Oil. Thanks for this breakdown!

    Shani x
    She Dreams in Perfect French

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  17. I really want to try out Juno, now!

    May I ask if you use a moisturizer after these oils at night? Or are the oils themselves sufficient? Thank you!

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  18. Thank you Caroline, this is immensely helpful. Have you tried the Sunday Riley Bionic serum? Would you recommend it over these oils?

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  19. Being awkward , I am a cross between Juno and Artemis. However I think a good skin detox is always the way forward! I hope it caters to extremely sensitive skin though

    http://www.be-beaut.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Thank goodness for you! I love an informed, succinct synopsis - makes my life so much easier. Very grateful.

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  21. Hi Caroline,

    Would i be able to use artemis in the mornings and the luna sleeping oil at night?? Or do i need to use artemis mornings and night for it to be effective??

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  22. I know it's wrong of me to giggle at such a thing, but seeing that they felt inclined to change the name of 'Isis' to 'Flora' - for obvious reasons - just made the mischief monster in me give out a little snort of silliness! I wonder if M&S will ever think about changing the name of their perfume to something a little less 'Terroristy' <---- (Totally is a real word btw, lol!)

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  23. Hi Caroline,

    i have suffered with cystic acne since I was 12 and I am now 28. I was wondering which oil would be more suited for me Artemis,Luna or U.F.O.

    Kisses from Greece,
    Sophie

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  24. Hi Caroline,


    i found your blog only recently and i love it!I have suffered with acne for 16 years since I was 12 and recently i was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I wonder which facial oil would be more suited for me Artemis, Luna or U.F.O?

    Kisses from Greece,
    Sophia

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